News today in the Evening Chronicle that Italian club Roma are now interested in Yohan Cabaye, and news in the Newcastle Journal that Monaco are still interested in him.
Yohan Cabaye – in big demand
The Journal is quoting the remarks made by Monaco’s Sporting Director Vadim Vasilyev yesterday that he’s an interesting player – or as in the Journal – he’s an exciting player – depending on the translation from the French.
But the Chronicle is saying that as well as Monaco and PSG, top Italian club Roma are interested in the 22 times capped French International, and of course all those three clubs can offer Yohan a big deal.
The Roma link is there because Cabaye’s former Lille manager Rudi Garcia will become their manager today, so it seems it’s a story that’s been made up that Garcia may be interested in Yohan Cabaye.
We wonder if Yohan would like to go to Rome and then have to learn Italian after learning English over the last two years.
Garcia was introduced as the new manager in New York yesterday, since Roma are owned by American Joseph Tacopina, the high-profile New York criminal defense lawyer, who bought the club back in November of 2011, and wants to turn them into a top European side.
And there was buzz on which players the new manager could be interested in, and Yohan Cabaye’s name came up.
Newcastle will want to gauge how Yohan Cabaye thinks about staying at Newcastle when he returns on July 11th – in four weeks time – although his future may have already been sorted out by then.
If you believe some of the news last August, Yohan was willing to move on in late last August when Arsenal were said to have made a move for him, and we suppose that could happen again this summer.
And his comments on Canal + in France last week, when he said he would be Interested in joining Manchester United have not gone down well with Newcastle fans.
But we think it will take around £25M for Mike Ashley to let his favorite player leave the club, and then Newcastle would need to replace him using some of that transfer money.
These kinds of transfers cannot be allowed to happen in the last few days of the transfer window either – when Newcastle will not have time to replace him.
Newcastle paid €5M for Cabaye two years ago and at today’s conversion rate that’s about £4.3M – so it would be a £20M profit on the player if we can get £25M for the French International.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it does seem Yohan is a target of some rich clubs this summer.
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